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I've looked at several '70 buildsheets and the the "W" in box 44 appears to be the paint code for the road wheels. Cars with SS wheels show -- in the "W" area. Cars with "plain" wheels show "19".

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Its the stripe color, either "B"lack or "W"hite!

The wheels are coded in Box 45. I have about 15 of the 1970 SS build sheets with cowl induction have the letter W or B here, where non SS cars have just a "-".

My reply concerns what is typed in there (i.e. 28 28 W -)and not the caption W which is what Fred is referring to I think.

Which W are you asking about?




[This message has been edited by elcamino (edited 11-27-99).]
 

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Rick - were you refering to the typed in 'w' or the little 'w' that is part of the build sheet format?
Box 44 has four "sub boxes" for paint color codes
LW -lower body
UP- upper body
ST- stripe
W- wheel
On your 1970 build sheets has anyone ever seen anything in box no. 60 SPEC. ORD. ?

[This message has been edited by joe58 (edited 11-27-99).]
 

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joe58,

Only COPO cars have info in this box!

I have several build sheets from 1969 model C.O.P.O.'s on one box 60 has FB1072 and on the bottom where the options are it has it again like below with more codes;

Box 60
FB1072

Box 107
FB 1072 1001HA 9566AA

9566AA is the COPO number.

Ca built at Baltimore.

I have 2 others that are similar but the build sheets are impossible to read, just bits and pieces of info is legible in these areas but enough to come to this conlusion.



[This message has been edited by elcamino (edited 11-27-99).]
 

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Thanks for the response . I"m askingwhat does the W part of the build not the W typed in for stripes. Under the LW I have 19 Under UP I have B, Under ST I have W and under W I have 19 . The latter is what i"m asking.
 

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Rick- Is this an SS car? You should look at the whole buildsheet but I think it decodes as a Tuxedo black body, with black vinyl top, white stripes, and black painted wheels.
 

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Elcamino - Yes the 1969 COPO build sheets are the only ones I have seen with info in box 60. I was told that some fleet order cars have numbers there also but I have not seen any.
 

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Joe58, The car is an SS car. Box 45 has AO for wheels. this an Atlanta built car with docs cowl hood LS6 . Could this mean the centre of the wheels were black instead of charcoal,this is definitly a hard one.
 

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Rick- This is a good one....the 19 under the W does not indicate your centers are black....if this was the case, my LS6 wheels would be dark blue in the center!! My box shows 28 28 - 28.
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Dave, I"ve seen a build sheet from Kansas and in box 45 it read 5 AO. On my build sheet it reads just AO. Did all SS come with 5 SS wheels or maybe we got 4 wheels and the trunk wheel is painted in my case 19 and yours 28?
 

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I purchased a new 1970 SS454 in Spring of '70 and I seem recall the spare was a rally wheel like the rest.

The paint code in the Box under wheel shows up on a lot of build sheets, of the 13 build sheets I have, I find both a -- and a paint code with AO in box 45 Wheels.

Here's the data I have.

Box 44 = 45 45 - 19
Box 45 =YD
Atlanta/Lakewood
Malibu-307

Box 44 = 28 28 W 28
Box 45 = AO
Atlanta/Lakewood
SS-LS6

Box 44 = 48 G W 48
Box 45 = AO
Atlanta/Lakewood
SS-LS6

Box 44 = 45 G - 19
Box 45 = YD
Atlanta/lakewood
Malibu-307

Box 44 = 75 75 B --
Box 45 = AO
Atlanta/Lakewood
SS-L34

Box 44 = 25 A W --
Box 45 = AO
Atlanta/Lakewood
SS-L34

Box 44 = 50 50 B --
Box 45 = AO
Baltimore
SS-LS6

Box 44 = 58 58 B --
Box 45 = AO
Baltimore
SS-LS6

Box 44 = 14 14 B --
Box 45 = AO
Baltimore
SS-LS5

Box 44 = 28 28 W --
Box 45 = 5-AO
Leeds/KC
SS-Ls6

Box 44 = 28 28 W --
Box 45 = 5-AO
Leeds/KC
SS-Ls6

Box 44 = 25 25 B --
Box 45 = 5-AO
Leeds
SS-LS6

Box 44 =75 B B 75
Box 45 = AO
Van Nuys
SS-LS6

Box 44 = 45 A W --
Box 45 = AO
Van Nuys
SS-L34



[This message has been edited by elcamino (edited 11-28-99).]
 

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Just a guess but I think the "w" you guys are talking about has something to do with vinyl tops and not wheel colors.I have a small collection of 70 build sheets and it seems the vinyl top cars have a code in this section of box 44.This does not appy to convertibles.If you notice a convertible and a vinyl top car both have a code in box 26 but from what I have noticed in my small collection is that the vinyl top cars have a code under the "w".Maybe elcamino can look into this deeper with his larger collection.

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Rick- Like elcamino says, the SS came with 5 SS wheels, although I believe the spare did not come with trim ring and center caps, as the hold down bolt went thru the center, and the wheel would've layed on the ring. Some sheets are coded a little differently, but the codes are the same. Like AO-5 and just AO, some frames are coded XU and some XU-R.
The W would have nothing to do with the top, as the top was coded under "UP" in box 44.
elcamino, I'm still collecting sheets to send. My LS5 car was coded box 44- 28 28 W 28, box 45-AO, LS5 with cowl Ind.
 
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